Government Budget 70% open


What data is expected?

National government budget, that is the planned government expenditure for high-level activities, but not a fine-grained list of expenditure items. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded.

  • Enacted budget
  • Ongoing revenues / expenditures
  • Disaggregation by department, program, expenditure
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes While the data is free, translating it from PDF to excel or CSV for easier use can be costly.
Downloadable Yes The data can be retrieved by going to and searching for a particular Financial year, region, district and sub-county. The downloads however are in PDFs
Publicly available Yes However the data is mostly in PDFs
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes The data is published every financial year and is as of this survey, up to date
In an open and machine-readable format Other, XLS The data are published in PDFs
location - Uganda Budget Information portal The Budget portal allows one to explore historical government budget and performance information. The data produces a data table based on the categories (such as fiscal years, sectors or types of expenditure) one has chosen. One can select the budget categories he/she wants to view. It enables you to make quick and instant budget comparison between sectors (inter-sectoral) and within sectors (intra-sectoral), and across financial years. The dashboard includes budget information going back to Financial year 2003/04. The data however is mostly in PDFs
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Search through the Ministry of Finance website
characteristics Enacted budget, Ongoing revenues / expenditures, Disaggregation by department, program, expenditure The Ministry runs a separate budget portal showing both the allocations and the expenditures in all sectors, departments and agencies from national to the project level.
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Ministry of Finance Planning and economic Development The Ministry of finance publishes
The government of Uganda was recognized by the Open Budget Survey 2017 for having the second most transparent budget in Africa, after South Africa. The Survey was conducted by the Uganda Debt Network (UDN) in partnership with the International Budget Partnership (IBP). However, the government still publishes its budget data in PDFs which makes access harder

Meta data

Data location - Uganda Budget Information portal
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Other, XLS
Reviewer   Bernard Sabiti
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed May 02 2018 11:43:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)